Kigen, Truphone team for iSIM roll out on Sony chips

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By Nick Flaherty

Truphone in London is working with Sony Semiconductor Israel and ARM-subsidiary Kigen to add iSIM technology to IoT wireless chips

Truphone has enabled its IoT platform and global connectivity to run on the integrated SIM of Sony’s Altair cellular IoT chipsets, powered by Kigen iSIM OS. This will enable Truphone to significantly expand the reach of its industry-leading IoT connectivity solutions, providing global out-of-the-box connectivity to Sony’s Altair cellular IoT chipsets that will enable massive IoT deployment. 

Sony’s Altair cellular IoT chipsets connect millions of devices, including wearables, vehicle telematics, logistic trackers, home appliances, consumer electronics, and smart utility meters using the integrated SIM technology hardware. This connectivity is securely integrated in Sony’s Altair chipsets and the low-footprint of Kigen’s highly portable iSIM OS software. 

The Truphone integration opens up new applications with lower cost and complexity of distributing SIMs and negotiating with different network operators around the world. The first devices used with Truphone’s system are the CAT-M/NB ALT1250 and NB-only ALT1255 cellular IoT chipsets.

“This collaboration demonstrates Truphone’s strength and leadership in enabling connectivity for IoT. This merging of technologies will create powerful, scalable IoT deployments. We’re thrilled to be joining Sony and Kigen in bringing seamless connectivity to a breadth of industries—from vehicles to wearables and everything in-between,” said Ralph Steffens, CEO at Truphone. 

Aviv Castro, VP Business Development at Sony Semiconductor Israel, said: “Sony is playing a crucial role in the evolution of connected devices, and collaborating with Truphone via our integrated SIM enables global connectivity without roaming, which is absolutely vital for large-scale IoT applications. In addition, Truphone provides unique, affordable business models for connectivity, which further encourages the adoption of IoT”.

Vincent Korstanje, CEO at Kigen said: “Enabling a new model of partnerships  for simpler and wider adoption of secure, cellular IoT has been a driver for Kigen that led the vision for the iSIM. This collaboration with Truphone and Sony will simplify and accelerate the journey for OEMs and enterprises for new battery-efficient devices with straightforward, global out-of-the-box connectivity.”;;

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